Willams press release
Sam Michael, Technical Director
That was a fairly compressed practice day due to the long red flag period in the first session. We had quite a few upgrades to test and now have lots of data to run through this evening to prepare for qualifying. The new parts were working ok aerodynamically, but we did have a problem with the rear wing actuator in first practice. The only other issue we had was quite a bit of bodywork damage from running over the kerbs which we will repair this evening.
We had an effective morning during which we managed to try out various different things. The afternoon brought a few issues and so we were not able to run as much as we would have liked. We will iron out those areas tonight in order to find some more performance in the car.
We haven't achieved the optimum set-up yet as we have some issues with the aero balance on the car but we can work through those now and in tomorrow's practice. With more rubber going down, the track will improve and so will the car so I think we can be optimistic for qualifying.
• Testing of upgrade components
Objectives P2 • Continued evaluation of FW33 upgrades
• Tyre runs and set-up work